Location: Vegetable Crops ResearchTitle: The volatilization of SPLAT® for use in pheromone mating disruption of cranberry pests Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/16/2012
Publication Date: 1/22/2013
Citation: Volk, K., Deutsch, A., Steffan, S.A. 2013. The volatilization of SPLAT® for use in pheromone mating disruption of cranberry pests [abstract]. Introductory Biology 152 Undergraduate Research. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The paraffin-based pheromone carrier, SPLAT, was tested for its volatilization rate. A multi-factorial study was initiated to examine the interactive effects of point-source size, shape, and duration. The study showed that tremendous amounts of the pheromone were released early, followed by a gradual, asymptotic decline thereafter. Importantly, the mean release rate of high surface area point-sources was similar to that of low surface area point-sources. This suggests that mechanically applied SPLAT will volatilize pheromones similarly as manually applied SPLAT.